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* Parent-Child Center endorsed as eco-healthy child care facility

The Parent-Child Center at Shoreline Community College has been endorsed as an Eco-Healthy Child Care Center by the Oregon Environmental Council. This endorsement verifies the college's commitment to provide a healthy, safe and green child care setting for children, families and staff. Research shows that the first years of a child's life are critical to their future health and development.

The Eco-Healthy project was a collaboration between the center and the SCC Center for Service-Learning. A team of five students helped to lead the center through the process of becoming an endorsed facility. The process was based on complying with a checklist of eco-healthy best practices.

Eco-Healthy Child Care is a national program of the Children's Environmental Network created by the Oregon Environmental Council. Their website has great tips for "healthier children and a happier earth": www.oeconline.org/ehcc